Welcome

Our club’s aim is to foster an interest in and the enjoyment of photography.  We do this through competitions, workshops, lectures, outings and meetings with other camera clubs.

Our members are all keen amateur photographers. Their photographic interests may vary – landscape, portraiture, sporting, abstract, etc.,  but they all share a passion for capturing great images, improving their skills and techniques and sharing their knowledge and experiences with other members.  Some examples of our members’ recent photos appear on this page.

Would you like to improve your photography?

Our Club meets monthly in a friendly, informal atmosphere.  If you’d like to join – or just see how we operate – come along to one of our meetings. We meet at 7.30pm on the 3rd and 5th Tuesday of each month at the Mount Colah Community Centre, Pierre Close, Mount Colah.

Featured Image Upcoming Club Events...
Jan
28
Tue
7:30 pm 2020 New Year Welcome and Portfo...
2020 New Year Welcome and Portfo...
Jan 28 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
This will be our welcome event for 2020. We’ll go through the year’s programme and also a presentation of our members Portfolio work which have been worked on during 2019.
Feb
8
Sat
all-day Social Outing – Street Photograp... @ Sydney
Social Outing – Street Photograp... @ Sydney
Feb 8 all-day
Social outing to the city to practice street photography. This will also be an opportunity to get those angles and curves shots for the Set Subject competition later in the year!
Feb
18
Tue
7:30 pm Competition Evening – Open
Competition Evening – Open
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
This will be our first Open competition of the year. Open competitions allow the photographer to pick the subject.
Mar
7
Sat
all-day Social Outing – City Walk – Arch... @ Sydney
Social Outing – City Walk – Arch... @ Sydney
Mar 7 all-day
Social outing for March. This will be a city walk in Sydney to capture the architecture and another opportunity to get those angles and curves shots for the Set Subject.
Mar
17
Tue
7:30 pm Competition Evening – Set Subjec...
Competition Evening – Set Subjec...
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
This is our first set subject competition for 2020. This is your own interpretation of the word Blue. Note that Monochrome images will be Open only for this competition.
Mar
31
Tue
7:30 pm Workshop / Presentation – Compos... @ Mount Colah Community Hall
Workshop / Presentation – Compos... @ Mount Colah Community Hall
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
This will be a workshop evening focused on composition and editing. This will include walkthroughs of editing software including Adobe Lightroom. Be sure to bring your camera!
Apr
4
Sat
all-day Social Outing – Nature with Mari... @ Western Sydney Zoo
Social Outing – Nature with Mari... @ Western Sydney Zoo
Apr 4 all-day
This will be a full day outing to Western Sydney Zoo. This will be a great opportunity to practice nature photography. Marion will be our host for the day.
Recent Posts Archives

HHCC – Photo Walk

Camera House Hornsby have an number of upcoming events and have kindly offered our members discounts on both. The details are below.

The first is a photo walk this Thursday night with Olympus, here is the link https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/vivid-photo-walk-circular-quay-tickets-61981237550?fbclid=IwAR1Kxthki7FNy19VQp9tf2NqLjKQ_tObksAJRCSnUUewZ0dehTa7essistw . 

They are also hosting the Sydney Photography Expo, and the event flyer is attached below. For anyone interested they are offering a buy one get one free ticket to the club. Register at www.sydneyphotoexpo.com.au below.

If you are interested in either event please contact Cameron Tram and mention Hornsby Heights Camera club. He will help with registration.

by David Curtis, June 5, 2019

HHCC – Photo Rally 2019

It’s almost time for the PHOTO RALLY 2019 

Join us for our BIGGEST social event of the year. A fun filled day out with our annual Photo Rally competition on Saturday 15th June, you won’t want to miss it. The flyer for this event is available here.

We choose a secret location which will be emailed to you the night before on 14th. On arrival to the location, you will be handed a brief with (5) subjects to shoot. If you wish to enter the competition, you can upload your favourite image (1 per subject) on our website. Competition closes midnight 30th June 2019.The competition is for members only; however you are more than welcome to invite family and friends to participate on the day.
We will meet at the set location at 11:15am.

Once the brief has been handed out, you can head off and shoot the brief in your own time. We come together again at 4:30pm for a social bite to eat and a well earned beverage. 

This year you will have two weeks to shoot the Rally with entries needing to be uploaded on our website by midnight 30th June 2019.

If you wish to attend our Photo Rally on 15th, please contact Sonia on 0425219987 or email at sonia.conn@gmail.com to receive the location email the night before.

For those that can’t attend on the 15th, the location and brief will be emailed the evening of 15th.

We look forward to sharing a great day out with you!

by David Curtis, June 5, 2019

HHCC – New Website Functionality

Hi All,

There have been a few functional updates to the website which I wanted to tell you about and which were just announced.

Image Selection for Competitions:

The main news is the introduction of the Image Viewing Page for individuals and the capability to select an existing image for entry.  This allows you to select an image you have already uploaded from a previous competition that you would like to re-enter. The capability to select an existing image is now built into the entry form.  It is accessed from the entry form using the green button shown below.  

This button takes you to the Image Viewing page with clear indication that it is in “selection  mode”. Selecting a thumbnail will show the Commenting Page and has a red button to select that image.

Selecting the image takes you back to the entry form and the selected entry looks the same as if it just uploaded the entry.  

Remember: You can only re-enter an image which has not previously received an award. The only exception to this is the “Photo of the Year” competition.  An option will be provided to use with Image of the Year competitions so that only previously uploaded images can be entered.

Photo Comments Page:
It is now possible to respond to comments that other members have left for a photo. When you receive an email for a comment which has been left for an image there is now a link included in the email to get back to the page to allow you to respond.

Best,

Dave

by David Curtis, June 3, 2019

Competitions in May – From Here to There (Transport) & Open are closing soon!

Competitions in May – From Here to There (Transport) & Open will close Sunday, 19th May 2019, 5:00 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • Colour Large Print
  • Open Small Print
  • Mono Large Print
  • Open Digital
  • SetSubject Digital
  • SetSubject Colour Large Print
  • SetSubject Mono Large Print
  • SetSubject Small Print

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, May 17, 2019

Results for competitions in April – Special Nature Competition

There were 0 entries that gained our highest award(s).

by Elaine Holliday, May 2, 2019

HHCC – Nature Photography Presentation

Firstly, a very big thank you to Marion for hosting the nature competition evening and providing all of the input and critiquing on the large number of entries – 88 in total!

And also – thank you to all our members for providing all of the entries and having a go. There was a lovely selection of images. Photography is, as ever, a constant learning exercise. Hopefully the inputs you all received will be helpful in the event you would like to pursue Nature Photography further. It also important to remember that the comments provided are a simply a reflection of what judges will look for in images submitted within nature and wildlife competitions.

The important thing to do as Marion pointed out is simply to keep “having a go”. You can access Marion’s excellent presentation here.

by David Curtis, May 1, 2019

Competitions in April – Special Nature Competition are closing soon!

Competitions in April – Special Nature Competition will close Sunday, 28th April 2019, 5:00 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • Nature Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, April 26, 2019

HHCC – Special Nature Competition Reminder

Hi Members,

Just a quick reminder that this special competition closes on Sunday with the presentation evening on Tuesday the 30th. The club encourages you to submit up to 6 digital only nature images keeping the nature regulations in mind (see below), and have some feedback on them from Marion.


NATURE/WILDLIFE COMPETITION REGULATIONS

by David Curtis, April 25, 2019

HHCC – Wings over Illawarra

Members,

Just a reminder that the Wings over Illawarra air show outing is the weekend after next on Saturday 4th May. If you are planning on attending please drop me a note at dsacurtis@gmail.com together with you mobile number so I can track numbers.

The line up of vintage and modern aircraft looks impressive. Also note that tickets include entry to the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum (HARS) this year. You can get tickets online if you prefer not to stand in line on the day.

Car sharing can be arranged once we have final numbers.

Best

Dave

by David Curtis, April 20, 2019

Competitions in April – Open are closing soon!

Competitions in April – Open will close Sunday, 14th April 2019, 5:00 PM.

Entries can be made in the following areas:

  • Colour Large Print
  • Open Small Print
  • Mono Large Print
  • Open Digital

All members are encouraged to enter.

by system account, April 12, 2019